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Newar and Gurung Village Tour (social/anthropological tour)
Length :
14 days
Trip Level :
2+ [level description]
Accommodation Grade :
Tea house plus camping [grade description]
Special Feature :
Exotic Himalayan views, rich Gurung culture
Best Times :
September to June

Bandipur- the ancient Newari town in west Nepal
Medieval-era Newari hilltop town with ancient temples, houses, historical architecture, diverse culture of Brahmin, Kshetri, Magar, Gurung etc, beautiful cultivated fields, heart alluring meandering Marsyangdi river valley and the wonderful views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges provide the unique experience to the travelers.

Gurung Village
Short but the brave Gurung people are mostly inhabited in the mid-mountain of Nepal. They have their own tradition, culture, language and life-style. Nowadays, the males are mostly involved in military force named "British Gurkhas" and females in hotel business along the trekking routes around Annapurna. They are honest and good hospitable people.

Ghale Gaon, Lamjung
Among many Gurung villages in and around Annapurna region, Ghale gaon is the unique model place for exploring the typical Gurung culture, tradition, wearing, language and inherent specialty with the spectacular view of the Himalayas like Manaslu, Hiuchuli, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, Fishtail and Nilgiri Hills, and meandering glacial and river valleys. It is just a day hike from Besishahar, the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trek. There are many opportunities like the Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manaslu Trek, Sikles Trek, Pokhara, river rafting on Trisuli River, Marsyangdi River, Narayani River, and jungle adventure. Going to the village through cultivated fields and mix-cultured community provides the new experience.

Bhujung village in Lamjung, Siruwadi village in Syanja, Sikles village in the south face of Annapurna range, Nache and Tilje village in Manang are the popular Gurung villages for typical Gurung culture.

Detailed itinerary
Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu (1310m).

Day 02 : Mountain flight before noon that is the Himalayan adventure with scenic views of the Himalayas very closely then arrange everything for the trek.

Day 03 : Drive to Besishahar(785m).

Day 04 : Hike to Ghalegaon, very pleasant way with photogenic views.

Day 05-06 : Explore the area and Gurung culture. Enjoy with Gurung culture show. There is an option to go to Pokhara via Begnas Lake.

Day 07 : Hike back to Khudi, take time for River rafting on Marsyangdi River or continue to Besishahar. There is an option to go to Annapurna or Manaslu trek from here.

Day 08 : Drive to Pokhara, a lakeside city. There is an another opportunity to experience the typical Newari culture in the village of Bandipur, that is short drive from Dumre. Bandipur village is so popular in typical Newari culture, sweet oranges and the beautiful landscape.

Day 09 : Explore the unique nature in Pokhara.

Day 10 : Drive to Chitwan.

Day 11 : Enjoy with nature and Tharu culture. Chase the elusive Bengal tiger riding on the elephant, jeep safari, jungle walk, watch the elephant breeding center, explore the Tharu culture, enjoy and dance with them.

Day 12 : Drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 13 : Sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu. Day14 Fly back home.

 
Cost per person (in Us dollars) : range $1000 to $1950 [ Include and Exclude ]
(Including entertainment package in Chitwan)
Earth's Paradise Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd.
P.O.Box No. 15142 KPC 853, Kathmandu, Nepal

Contact: Mr. Bhim Chand | Tel/fax : 977-1-435-7614
E-Mail : contact@earth-paradise.com / b123chand@yahoo.com  
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